Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Priests of St. Rose, 1950s

Below are images of two St. Rose priests in the 1950s: Rev. Leonard Barney and Rev. Paul Croke. Photographs courtesy of the David and Mary Dall family.

 Father Barney stands with students outside the St. Rose Catholic Church. He served at St. Rose from October 1928 until his death on January 12, 1954.

Father Croke served at St. Rose from February 1954-1961.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

School days at St. Rose

A few class photos taken outside the old St. Rose Catholic School. The school was built in 1916 and replaced by a newer building in 1955. Class photos courtesy of the David and Mary Dall family.

This well-loved photo of the first and second grades at St. Rose was taken in December 1941.

St. Rose School, on the right. The building stood from 1916-1955.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Albert James Galligan's World War I Mementos

Just in time for Veterans Day, enjoy this amazing collection from Albert James Galligan (1896-1972), a World War I veteran from Cuba City. Galligan sailed for France in 1918, serving with the 86th "Black Hawk" Division, 331st Machine Gun Battalion. He returned safely to the U.S. in 1919. Thank you to the David and Mary Dall family for sharing! 

Albert James Galligan

Draft registration card for Albert James Galligan

World War I draftees from Cuba City. Image from the Cuba City Centennial history.

Just outside Napoleon's tomb in Paris. This was taken on a sightseeing trip conducted by the YMCA.

Versailles, France. June 19, 1919.

Card sent by Galligan to his family in Cuba City to announce his return.

Upon his return to the United States, Galligan was sent to Camp Merritt in New Jersey.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Fourth of July parade, 1941

These two images are from Cuba City's Fourth of July parade in 1941. They are taken at the corner of Main and Benton Streets. The beautiful turreted house in the background stood where Steve's Pizza is today. Thank you to the Dave and Mary Dall family for sharing these wonderful photographs!

Friday, October 27, 2017

A Real Hallowe'en Affair

Cuba City High School freshman celebrated Halloween in style in 1931. Read about the event in this article from the Senior Sentinel, a publication recapping the 1931-32 school year.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Coca Cola shortage at the Stable Motel

This postcard was sent by Stable Motel owner, John D. "Dally" Tarrell, to the Coca Cola Bottling Company in Dubuque. It is postmarked October 1, 1966.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

"A Hot Time in the Old Town" -- Homecoming, 1931

In honor of Cuba City's homecoming this week, an article about an earlier CCHS homecoming celebration in November 1931.

Some highlights:

Cuba City's colors were red and white at this time.

The night before the football game, students paraded up and down Main Street, cheering and singing in what they called a "snake dance." The festivities culminated in a bonfire at the school's athletic field.

This article comes from a publication called the Senior Sentinel, which was published in May 1932 and recapped the previous school year.